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I just started a new position as a Lecturer in Publishing at NMIT, Melbourne. My academic background is English literature. I have a doctorate from SUNY Buffalo, and spent close to 10 years on various postdocs in Europe before moving back to Australia. I became interested in the open access and open educational resources about 5 years ago, and co-founded an open access publishing initiative in the humanities. I've also just completed a Masters in Library and Information Services at Victoria University of Wellington where I focused on digital libraries and electronic publishing.
- BA in English, Auckland University.
- Master of Arts, English, Melbourne University.
- Ph.D. (English) SUNY Buffalo.
I've also just completed a Masters in Library and Information Services at Victoria University of Wellington where I focused on digital libraries and electronic publishing.
I became interested in the open access and open educational resources about 5 years ago, and co-founded an open access publishing initiative in the humanities. My other professional interests are Henry James and other Victorian and Modernist writers. I have also spent some time studying the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
Cooking, recreational cycling.Evidence of recent activity
My wiki projects
My optional community service (learning contract) project
||By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.|
| Brief description of project
|| A module on open access.|
| Target date for completion
|| 5 August 2010|
|| --Sigij 06:50, 25 July 2010 (UTC)|
Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Dear Sigi, Welcome aboard. Glad you are taking advantage of this learning opportunity. I am here to help you, should you need me to. Jump right in and follow the day-to-day instructions. You can email me, if you have any questions, or post them on the main workshop page under wiki discussions, where any one of the facilitators or me will address them. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 17:35, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks Patricia, I'm really delighted to be learning new wiki skills as I've wanted to use WikiEducator but have found it difficult to get started with it in the past. This will all change now!
- Dear Sigi, I have moved the content you had outlined as a header on your front page, to a sub-folder called "My Sandbox" by creating a sub-folder. See how I have done this by going into the Edit page of your front page. It keeps your first page looking clean. Try out the bold feature on your page (see above under the edit mode). Well done. Keep adding content. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 18:21, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks Patricia - one question: do you know why my link to my twitter page has a locked icon beside it? I've deleted and put the link back several times but it always comes up (doesn't do this with identi.ca though). Some twitter thing? Thanks and warm wishes to you!
- Hi Sigi, To be really honest, I am not sure why the icon is blocked. I will investigate and let you know. On another note, have a look at the Culinary Education site that is open for some tender loving care (smile!)Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 21:24, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
- Aha, what a good find! Will definitely find something to contribute. --Sigij 10:20, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
- Thought you might like this one (Smile!). Could be your learning contract's content. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 16:13, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi Patricia, I seem to be a bit stuck. I've uploaded the file for my learning contract materials, Open Access module, but I don't know how to tie the pieces together so that it appears on my home page as a link. Any help is much appreciated! Sigi
(: Okay, Sigi, I tried revising your link in your user page area related to the Open Access module you talked about. IF, this is the correct document (it seems to be), then maybe you could take a look at the "wikitext code" (in edit mode for that portion of the page, click the "wikitext" button on the left of the upper toolbar) and compare the code that appears to work with what you had entered. I think the main differences were that you had used angled brackets instead of square brackets to enclose the link and that you had spaces in the string (spaces are not allowed within URLs and internal links; they separate the link from the display text, when you want the two to be different. Assuming I got things correct in terms of the document you wanted to point to, this was a very minor correction overall.Jrradney 18:48, 2 August 2010 (UTC))
- Hi Sigi, I just wrote to you separately suggesting a few things but I also see that you actually succeded with what you were trying to do. I would however remove the first of the two links, as they are duplicated. Thanks. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 21:14, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks both Patricia and Radney!It looks much better now :) Another question: I signed the Cape Town Declaration - is there a way of linking that to my profile?
- Hi Sigi, Absolutely, there is, have a look at my infobox on my user page (just open the 'edit' tab und under boxes you will find a syntax you can copy/paste into your infobox, saying that you have signed the declaration. Hope this helps. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 01:35, 14 August 2010 (UTC)